Clinical Professionals Ltd

Protein Engineer

Location
Cambridge
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Ref
JO-1901-421804
Discipline
R & D , Scientific

Our client is a next-generation DNA synthesis company creating solutions for the synthetic biology, enzyme engineering, and pharmaceutical industries. Their enzyme-mediated DNA synthesis platform will enable the rapid and cost-effective production of highly accurate, ultra-long DNA products. They aim to be the key provider of long-length variant DNA and genome libraries for protein, biological pathway, and ultimately genome-scale engineering.

We are seeking protein engineers with significant experience in biomolecule engineering. You will join the growing team developing our client's enzymatic DNA synthesis technology, based in Cambridge. To thrive in this role you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, willing to take on responsibility, and excited to engage with the team to solve important challenges.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Drive internal protein engineering efforts
Play a key role in driving forwards the biochemical aspects of the client's technology
Interface with external synthetic biology vendors
Undertake rigorous QC analysis of generated proteins

Essential Requirements:
Hold a PhD in a relevant field with significant academic or industrial experience
Be familiar with generating diverse DNA libraries for processing with high-throughput automation
Use analytical and biophysical techniques, such as SDS-PAGE, DLS, and thermal melts
Efficiently perform molecular biology tasks, such as cloning
Work closely with a multi-disciplinary scientific team

Advantageous requirements:
Engineering of polymerases and other nucleic acid manipulating enzymes
High-throughput molecular biology automation equipment
Protein bioinformatics

Can you see yourself being part of a company that celebrates diversity and believes that better thinking and decisions come from wider experience? If the answer is yes and you have a desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team, we would be keen to hear from you. In the first instance, please send your CV to Matthew Walsh: matt@scientificprofessionals.com . We endeavour to come back to you within 24 hours of CV submission.

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